Washington County, TN

Washington County, TNJohnson City Press

Local aluminum company to move its operations to Washington County

A homegrown manufacturing company based in Unicoi is looking to expand and relocate to Washington County. IMC was founded by Mark and Deborah Carey a little more than 19 years ago when the company they were working for at the time went out of the business. After Alcoa closed its plant in Elizabethton, the husband and wife team decided it was time to open their own aluminum fabricating business.
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Johnson City, TNJohnson City Press

Johnson City teen accused of murder to be tried as an adult

A Johnson City teenager charged with first-degree murder will be tried as an adult and have his case transferred from Johnson City Juvenile Court to Washington County Criminal Court. Darius Adler, 17, is charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, possession of a schedule III drug for resale and simple...
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Johnson City, TNJohnson City Press

Residential growth should be natural, not paid

Last week, Washington County Commissioner Freddie Malone said he was “struggling” with a plan presented by economic development officials to entice remote workers to move to the area with cash incentives. He’s not the only one. According to Press Senior Reporter Robert Houk, Malone was one of two dissenters on...
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Washington County, TNKingsport Times-News

Comptroller urges governments to strategize spending of rescue funds

State Comptroller Jason Mumpower told local government and school leaders on Thursday they should prepare a careful strategy for spending their portion of the combined $4.4 billion coming to Tennessee from the $11.9 trillion American Recovery Plan Act. Mumpower said the federal act provides local governments with “an opportunity to...
Jonesborough, TNJohnson City Press

Heritage Alliance to celebrate Juneteenth with original play, 'Nancy'

The Heritage Alliance will premiere an original play, “Nancy,” on June 19 to honor the Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, holiday. The premiere will take place at the historic Embree House with showings at 1 p.m., 3:30 and 6:30. The show, written by Anne G’Fellers-Mason, the Executive Director of Heritage Alliance,...
Washington County, TNJohnson City Press

Washington County Humane Society Calls for Foster Home Volunteers

The Washington County Humane Society is in desperate need of foster homes. It reached capacity after taking in 30 new animals in just two days last week. Halee Robinson, a program assistant at the Humane Society, attributed the increase to “kitten season.” Cats have a higher chance of mating in the spring according to Robinson, resulting in an influx of cats and kittens being brought in.
Johnson City, TNJohnson City Press

Accused killer arraigned on murder charge

Less than a week before he could celebrate his second Father’s Day with his daughter, Joshua Caylin “Josh” Alexander was killed Monday by another man as they apparently argued about stolen property. The man accused of shooting Alexander — Randy R. Canter, 23, Johnson City, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on...
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BrightRidge, Solar Ranch, TVA break ground on solar farm

If the current construction timetable holds, schools in Washington and Sullivan counties in northeast Tennessee will be at least partially powered by a new 9-megawatt solar farm by the end of the year. Silicon Ranch, BrightRidge and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the newly christened Martin Solar Farm in northwest Washington County June 8.
Johnson City, TNJohnson City Press

Mr. Daniel Logan Keys

JOHNSON CITY - Mr. Daniel Logan Keys, age 23, Johnson City, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 11, 2021. Mr. Keys was born in Washington County and is the son of Charles Nathan Keys (Dorothy) Chuckey and April Davis (Mike) Johnson City. He was a member of First Christian Church of...
Washington County, TNJohnson City Press

Willadean Ward

Willadean Ward, 87 passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at her residence with her husband of 66 years at her side. She was born and raised in Hawkins County but resided in Bowmantown of Washington County her adult life. Willadean and her husband were dairy farmers. Willadean retired from...
Jonesborough, TNwcyb.com

Police asking for help with finding missing Jonesborough man

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WCYB) — Authorities are asking for your help with finding a Jonesborough man who has been missing since June 2. According to Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, 33-year-old Nicholas Rios Todd remains missing. Investigators are "very concerned about Todd's welfare due to the circumstances surrounding his disappearance." Investigators...
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WCSO still seeking information on missing Jonesborough man

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, the Washington County Criminal Investigations Division is still seeking information on a Jonesborough man that has been missing since June 2nd. On Friday, June 11 Investigators released more information regarding the disappearance of Nicholas Rios Todd (age 33) of Jonesborough, Tennessee. Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office are very concerned about Todd’s welfare due to the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
Telford, TNJohnson City Press

Phyllis “Kathy” Stout

TELFORD - Early Saturday morning on June 12th, Phyllis “Kathy” Stout of Telford was promoted to glory after a long bout with cancer. At the time of her passing Kathy was at peace in her home basking in the prayers of her loved ones. She was born on February 6,...
Washington County, TNJohnson City Press

Johnson City Public Library plans pet adoption event

Building on this summer’s “Tails to Tales” reading challenge, the Johnson City Public Library will hold a pet adoption event along with the Humane Society of Washington County. When: The JCPL will hold the pet adoption at the library on Friday, June 18, from noon until 6 p.m. This event...
Washington County, TNJohnson City Press

Washington County commissioners to host community meeting

Two Washington County commissioners will be hearing from their constituents at a joint community meeting on June 22. County Commissioners Robbie Tester (District 12) and Ken Huffine (District 13) will host an informal forum from 6-7 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 1014 Antioch Road, Johnson City. The commissioners say this...
Erwin, TNwcyb.com

Boones Creek Interchange renamed to honor Erwin native

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Boones Creek Interchange on Interstate 26 has a new name in honor of an Erwin native who died while serving in Afghanistan. It will now be known as 'Senior Airman Benjamin Daniel White Interchange' in honor of the 24-year old who died June 9, 2010 in a helicopter crash.
Washington County, TNKingsport Times-News

Washington County leaders to address water needs in rural areas

Washington County commissioners are expected to take a big step later this month toward reaching their goal of providing water service to rural areas of the county. The county’s Budget Committee has voted to send a resolution to commissioners on June 28 containing what Washington County Mayor Joe Grandy has described as a list of 15 water line extension projects covering 48 months of work.